Critical iOS "Quicksand" Vulnerability Lets Malicious Mobile Apps to Grab Enterprise Credentials

Thursday, August 20, 2015

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Mobile security firm Appthority says it has identified a critical security flaw in the iOS mobile operating system that affects all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad devices running iOS 7 and later.

Dubbed "Quicksand" by the the security firm, the sandbox security vulnerability enables a malicious mobile app, or a bad actor who gains access to a physical device, to read other installed mobile apps' managed preferences, giving cybercriminals the ability to harvest credentials and exfiltrate other sensitive corporate data. 

Apple has fixed the vulnerability in the most recent iOS 8.4.1 security update, and user should ensure both corporate and employee owned devices are running the most current iOS version.

  Read More at SecurityWeek

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